Essential Sony design values are matched by essential specifications. The range features Intel Core Duo processors, hard disks ranging from 80GB to 100GB and either 1GB or 512MB of memory.
The A4-footprint chassis is partnered with a 15.4-inch widescreen display operating at 1280 x 800 resolution. The result is an all-purpose, portable format with a generous on-screen workspace and an ergonomic keyboard. Power-efficient integrated graphics performance comes courtesy of the Intel 945 GM motherboard chipset.
Sony X-black LCD screen enhancement greatly boosts the range of contrast, so blacks are really black and everything else is rendered in more natural and realistic tones. Colour also benefits, appearing richer and more vibrant - a long way from the basic standard of generic LCDs.
A double layer DVD±RW drive is fitted to all models, so very large amounts of information indeed (up to 8.5GB per double layer). High-speed 802.11a/b/g wireless networking is standard on all models, as is wired Ethernet (100Base-TX/10Base-T), so connectivity with home wireless or wired networks is built-in. All N10-Series notebooks also feature handy SD Card (Secure Digital) and Memory Stick slots (Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo compatible), making use with digital cameras and many other digital devices a simple matter.